Bola Tinubu Biography, Net Worth, Age, Success Story Of The Jagaban

Ahmed Bola Tinubu
Ahmed Bola Tinubu

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Bola Tinubu is a Nigerian politician who once served as the 12th Governor of Lagos State (1999 – 2007). He was once a member of the house of Senate representing the Lagos West Senatorial district (1993). Tinubu is an advocate of Democracy, True Federalism, and Nationalism.

Ahmed Bola Tinubu Biography 

Name Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Full Name Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu
Date of Birth 29 March 1952
Age 69 years in 2021
Occupation Accountant, Politician
Marital Status Married
Parents Chief Tinubu and Chief (Mrs.) Abibatu Mogaji
Religion Muslim
Net Worth $32.7 billion


Bola Ahmed Tinubu Biography &  Full Wikipedia


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Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu was born in Lagos State, Nigeria, on March 29, 1952. Chief Abibatu Mogaji, his mother, was the Iyaloja of Lagos State. Tinubu is the Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban of Niger State’s Borgu Kingdom.

Tinubu attended St. John’s Primary School in Aroloya, Lagos, and Children’s Home School in Ibadan, Nigeria, for his primary and secondary education. He is married to Oluremi Tinubu, the current Senator for the Lagos Central Constituency, and they have three children together.

Tinubu’s Trip To The United States Of America

Bola Ahmed had always wanted to travel abroad but had never had the chance until life handed him the opportunity on a silver platter.

Tinubu and his friends were walking down the street to church when a shooting erupted. Despite Tinubu’s narrow escape, the man next to him was shot. As a result, his family decided that it was time for him to leave the country and pursue his education elsewhere. He sold the Volkswagen his uncle gave him to raise money for his trip, while his mother sold all of her belongings.

In 1975, Tinubu arrived in the United States. While in the United States, he first attended Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, Illinois, and then transferred to Chicago State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1979.

Tinubu worked as a cab driver, a security guard, a door guard, a dishwasher, and a room service employee while in school. He no longer relied on his Nigerian family for pocket money because he had multiple sources of income.

Tinubu was an exceptional student who held the title of best student from the beginning to the end of the academic year. His outstanding performance earned him a scholarship as well as the opportunity to tutor in the accounting department.

Bola Tinubu Career

Tinubu was the best student in his class when he graduated. He was eligible for several job offers from big accounting firms in the United States as the best graduating student in his class. Arthur Andersen, Arthur Young, Ernst and Whinney, Peat Marwick and Mitchell, Deloitte, IBM, Arthur Young, Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, and others were among the firms involved.

Tinubu had the option of selecting only one firm. He would have chosen the highest-paying job, but his professor advised him to choose a company where he could learn and contribute to his country’s development. Because Nigeria is an oil-producing country, he chose Deloitte and Touche because their clients are in the oil and gas industry.

Tinubu’s Career At Mobil Nigeria

He went on to work for General Telephone and Electronics after a successful career at Deloitte and Touche (GTE). He resigned from GTE after experiencing firsthand racism and discrimination, and went on to work for Mobil in the United Kingdom.

Tinubu returned to Nigeria in 1983 and resumed work with Mobil Nigeria, where he began as an auditor. He quickly ascended to the position of treasurer. Tinubu was the driving force behind the building of the Mobile Nigeria House.

Bola Tinubu Political Career

Bola Tinubu entered politics in 1992 as a member of the Nigerian Social Democratic Party (SDP) (SDP). He was a member of the Peoples Front, a faction of the party. Shehu Musa Yar’Adua was the leader of the faction. Dapo Sarumi, Abdullahi Aliyu Sumaila, Rabiu Kwankwaso, and Yomi Edu were also members of the People’s Front.


Tinubu was elected to the Nigerian Senate in 1993 as a member of the Lagos West constituency. Bola Tinubu served as the chairman of the Senate Appropriations, Finance, and Banking Committee.

Following the annulment of the June 12, 1993 elections, Tinubu formed the National Democratic Coalition with other pro-democratic politicians (NADECO).

NADECO was formed to restore democracy and ensure that the election results of June 12 were upheld.

Bola Tinubu On Exile

The military dictator of the time did not approve of NADECO’s activities (Sani Abacha). Tinubu was forced to go into exile in 1994, first to the Benin Republic, then to the United Kingdom, for fear of his life.

Sani Abacha passed away in 1998. Abacha’s death, on the other hand, marked the beginning of the transition to civilian rule. General Abdulsalami Abubakar was then named as the country’s new leader. General Abubakar was the one who asked Bola Tinubu and other exiled politicians to return to Nigeria.

Ahmed Bola Tinubu As The Governor Of Lagos State

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a member of the Alliance for Democracy, ran for the office of executive governor of Lagos State (ADP). In May 1999, he won the election and became the governor of Lagos State.

Tinubu promised that as governor, he would provide 10,000 housing units for the poor. He also made significant investments in education and began road construction to meet the needs of Lagos State’s rapidly growing population.

On the 29th of May 2007, Bola Tinubu’s term as Governor of Lagos State came to an end. Babatunde Fashola, his chief of staff, took over as his successor.


The Nation Newspaper

On July 31, 2006, Ahmed Bola Tinubu founded The Nation Newspaper in Lagos, Nigeria. In Lagos, Nigeria, the newspaper is published every day.

Business and economics, public policies, the democratic process and institutions, sports, arts and culture, fashion, lifestyle, world affairs, education, health, law, and commentaries are all covered in the paper.

Within its first two years of operation, The Nation was the first newspaper to be distributed across Nigeria’s 36 states.

He is also the owner of TVC News , TVC Entertainment, Max FM



Ahmed Bola Tinubu Awards And Recognitions

  • Thinkers Magazine Man of the Year Award – 2015
  • Silverbird Man of the Year Award – 2015
  • Pillar of Culture in Africa at the AFRIMA Awards – 2105
  • Champion of Democracy Award at the Global Village Extra Seminar and Awards Night, United States of America – 2016
  • Grand Commander Worthy Leader of the Order of Niger (GCWLON) by the Osun Concerned Women Forum (GCWF) – 2018

Bola Tinubu Quotes

“We look backwards to recognize the sacrifices and valour of our heroes past. And we also look forward with hope for the future of our Nation and Democracy.”


“No matter the political differences, let us remember we are of one land, and of the same national family.”

“We must make concerted efforts to banish poverty from Nigeria. To rid Nigeria of poverty is indeed a task that must be done.”

“The future is uncertain until we enter it…”

“The hallmark of every nation is the wellbeing of its citizens…”

“We don’t have reasons to be poor in this country, because we are blessed. Take a helicopter and fly to Kwara, Kogi, Abuja, Kaduna, etc. you will see vast green land. We have enough land for food.”

“Education is the greatest weapon against poverty, we cannot innovate without education, we need a leader that is a thinker and a doer.”

“When you take away the right of citizens to fair hearing in any democracy, you have committed a crime, and you have set the nation on the path of instability, and destruction.”



According to , Bola Tinubu is worth over $32.7 billion.

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Life Lesson Learnt From Ahmed Bola Tinubu

  • Give yourself a goal or goals, and be determined to achieve them against all odds.
  • Work hard and leave no room for laxity in whatever you do.
  • Be courageous, and do not give up in the fight for what you believe in. It might take a while, and you might suffer persecution, but in the end, if you are fighting for the right cause, it would be achieved.

Bola Tinubu’s properties 


1. The 1,000 hectares of land valued at about N75Billion located at Lakowe near Abijo at Ibeju-Lekki Local Government and given to Lekki concession company [LCC] which is partly-owned by Tinubu and Fashola and being developed as golf course and housing estate by Assets and Resource Management Ltd [ARM] as ADIVA project.

2. The prime land of 157 hectares with 2.5km of Atlantic beachfront valued at about N10Billion.

3. He paid $20Million [N4.4Billion] to Ibukun Fakeye to commence the project in late 2006. Fashola was said to have released additional funding for this project when he was in power as Lagos State Governor.

4. The 14 hectares Parkview Ikoyi Estate foreshore land reclaimed by Lagos State Government is also believed to be owned by Ahmed Bola Tinubu and its valued at N3Billion.


5. The Annex of the Lagos State Guest House in Asokoro, Abuja bought by the State Government in 2006 for N450Million to protect the main house from security breach. Shortly after he left office, the property was transferred to him under the Lagos State pension plan as part of his pension as former governor of Lagos State.

6. 4, Oyinkan Abayomi [formerly Queens] Drive, Ikoyi; A 5- bedroom detached house on one acre of land which was originally the Lagos State Governor’s guest house since 1979 was acquired by Ahmed Bola Tinubu. The property valued at N450Million was signed and released to him by Fashola in 2007 shortly after Fashola assumed office.

Still on Bola Tinubu properties

7. Tinubu’s residence at 26Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi is said to worth over N1.5 Billion which is also part of his net worth.

8. The 250-hectares of land valued at about N35Billion and strategically located at the Ajah junction on Lekki Road which was initially meant for a General Hospital for the people of Eti-Osa is now the property of Tinubu currently in the control of Trojan Estate Ltd, a company owned by Tinubu. The property has been developed as Royal Garden Housing Estate and now worth over 200Billion.

9. Tinubu also owns some first class luxury cars, one of them is G-Wagon said to worth N600 Million and built with bullet proof and bomb detector apparatus as well as surveillance cameras.

10. He also acquired for himself sophisticated private jet worth $60Million.

11. The choice property at Lekki- Epe road on which he built the multi- billion naira Oriental Hotel and the extension of a multi storey car park beside it is said to worth N120Billion together with the hotel.

12. A Multi-level recreation center by Mobil in Oniru Estate on Lekki-Epe Expressway jointly owned with ARM and Tunji Olowofe is said to worth N25Billion.

13. Another 3.8 hectare of land at the Lagos State Fisheries Office in Victoria Island valued N3Billion is also his property.

14. The Fishery Landing jetty at Badore [where the Ilubirin fishermen were to be relocated] valued at N500Million is another choice property of Mr Tinubu.

15. The entire Ogudu foreshore scheme valued at N5Billion. Adding to the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Net Worth.

16. The Ilubinrin housing estate [which used to house Lagos State civil servants and judges up till 2007. This housing estate is worth N2.5Billion has been since acquired by Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

17. The former Julius Berger yard at Oko Orisan, Epe valued at N450Million.


18. Tinbu’s wife, Remi Tinubu, built the massive New Era foundation youth camp at the junction of Eleko, off the Lekki-Epe express road which is also part of Tinubu’s wealth.


Bola Tinubu properties

19. TVC Radio Continental is owned by Bola Ahmed Tinubu as part of his media investments. These two media outfits is valued at N2.6Billion.

20. Oando Oil which is manged by his younger brother, Wale Tinubu is in reality owned by Bola Ahmed Tinubu himself. This oil and gas company with revenue of ?449.8 Billion and total equity of ?162 Billion is the largest indigenous oil company in Nigeria.

With shares and interest in hundreds of other businesses and interests, Tinubu’s Net Worth is estimated to be N10Trillion making him probably the richest politician in Nigeria after General Ibrahim Babangida.

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